haha...I know...I'm getting better though...honest !!
.. I push the price.. The most I can get is $85..
So this is the key bit Ando, you are telling yourself thats what you can get for hedges. You have lost the battle before its begun. The thing you are telling yourself is untrue, its an assumption.
Your price is now $120 an hour, dont discuss it with the customer, just work out how long it will take you and price it in your mind at $120 an hour. The customer can only say yes or no. There is no haggling......none! there is no haggling at the pub when you buy a pint, there is no haggling with the plumber that comes to your house, no haggling at the supermarket when you buy groceries So why should you be haggled?
Your self worth is YOUR price......and that is now at least $100 an hour. Customer says no......thats awesome, take a rest! Customer says yes...do the job.
Of course I am generally talking about larger hedges involving a ladder and a large cleanup. Small 5 minute jobs are a different story.
And of course if you are absolutely dying to do the job then yes I guess you can pitch low, but you have a full body of work, you are in demand. Supply and demand dictates that your price should be at the top.